Viewsonic says it can do 120Hz, too

Viewsonic's foray into 120Hz monitor territory.

Duck!! Viewsonic

In a room much too dark to use my iPhone camera to take decent pictures (my main camera's battery died and I could not find a charger) Viewsonic showed off its answer (or perhaps question depending on which began conception first) to Samsung's 22-inch SyncMaster 2233RZ , the 22-inch Viewsonic FuHzion VX2265wm.

Like the Samsung, the FuHzion has a 120Hz refresh rate. This is double what a typical monitor has. The 120Hz refresh rate allows the monitor to display a stereoscopic image. Once you put the "3D" glasses on, games on the screen will appear to have a deeper perceivable depth.

To get it to work, you'll need a Nvidia GeForce 8, 9 or 10 series card, the glasses--$199 separate or bundled with the display in a package deal (no price available yet). Other features of the monitor include a 1,680x1,050 resolution and built-in speakers.

I've now had the opportunity to test out both the Samsung and the Viewsonic and from what I could tell (I was not able to do a side by side comparison with the same game yet) they performed identically.

So we'll have to wait a few months before I can get both of these suckers in the lab and put them through the ringer. The FuHzion will have a MSRP of $349.

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Eric Franklin leads the CNET Reviews editors in San Francisco as managing editor. A 20-year industry veteran, Eric began his tech journey testing computers in the CNET Labs. When not at work he can usually be found at the gym, at the movies, or at the edge of his couch with a game controller in his hands.


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